(kn*v"ns), n. 1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.
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The long journey was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyance.
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Following the river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water.
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These pipes and these conveyances of our blood.
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3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission.
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Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance.
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4. (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.
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[He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl.
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5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.]
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the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off.
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